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Old 12-21-2007, 03:26 PM   #1
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I have an 01 Mustang and I also have Eibach lowering springs. Well I have hit a couple of speed bumps and torn up the passenger side BANK 2 converter so the check engine light came on. I called the Ford dealership to get it replaced and they wanted about $2,300 just to replace the CATS. I thought this was ridiculous so I went to the muffler shop and the CAT he had was way to thick. So I need some help on places to get good prices. Also if you cut a CAT off and run a straight will it cut down on HP?
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Where do you live? This makes a big difference on what you should do...if you end up having to have a replacement I have my stock cats sitting on the back porch and I'll chop that one off for you and send it your way.
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You do not need to worthy about having cats in SC, I don't have them anymore. I don't know how a catless v6 stang would sound though.
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Like my catless v6 stang...man you can find an off-road h pipe online for under 200 bucks, that's the route I'd go.
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Does taking the cats off reduce HP though?
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No not really.

It might feel a little slower down low but you will move the power higher up in the revs.
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Does taking the cats off reduce HP though?
If there plugged/broken or plugging you will see a performance increase. Quicker accel.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:04 PM   #9
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what is plugging?
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When you bottom them out, sometimes the substraight breaks. If this breakage turn sideway in the case, it will cut off all flow through that case. Think of a ballvalve open and closed.
Or if you run too rich a mixture you can plug a converter with carbon.
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Re: Catalytic Converter broken!

I don't know if you've seen what one looks like on the inside but imagine the screen for your windows in your house.

If you put a fan in your window the screen collects dust as the fan blows it out of the room and through the screen out the window.

I would just pick a set of high flow cats out of jegs or something and find someone to weld them in for you.
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